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General Category => Editorial/Opinion => Topic started by: Machiavelli on May 10, 2014, 01:37:37 PM

Title: Bloomberg Writer: Black Republicans Are a 'Lower' Group
Post by: Machiavelli on May 10, 2014, 01:37:37 PM
Warner Todd Huston
Breitbart - Big Journalism
May 10, 2014

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Bloomberg writer Francis Wilkinson recently wrote a piece claiming that Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina--an African American--only became a senator because Republicans "lowered the bar" for his appointment. He also claimed that Scott’s candidacy serves as a "shield" for racist Tea Party members to hide behind.

In an article that is more invective than analysis, Wilkinson essentially called Senator Scott a do-nothing senator. He said Scott acted like a "shield" for racist, Confederate flag-waving Tea Party members who need someone to replace Herman Cain as the favorite candidate behind whom they can hide their racism.

More (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2014/05/09/Bloomberg-Writer-Says-Black-Republicans-Are-a-Lower-Group)

Here is that article by Bloomberg writer Francis Wilkinson: Do Republicans Lower the Bar for Blacks? (http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-05-08/do-republicans-lower-the-bar-for-blacks)

Wikipedia article on Tim Scott (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Scott)